There’s lots of reason to be jealous of Brazil. The South American country has the annual carnivale event, good beaches, and a huge statue of Jesus to name a few. They also have a pretty cool rugged off-roader not sold anywhere else in the world – the Troller TX4.
The TX4 is based on the standard Ford Troller T4 exclusive to the Brazilian market and sits above the standard T4 trim level. It looks like something made from the 90s with a boxy design and a body-on-frame chassis. The new TX4 Automatic trim gives the Troller more ruggedness by featuring a snorkel air intake, side steps, and steel front and rear bumpers; all of which come standard. In order to give it better off-road capability, chunky Pirelli Scorpion MTR 245/70R17 tires were fitted.
It may look like the new Bronco because of its shape and style, but the Troller wasn't always a Ford. The nameplate started out as a Jeep Wrangler-inspired off-road vehicle by Troller Veículos Especiais S/A. The company was acquired by Ford in 2007, and the current Troller T4 was based on a shortened Ranger T6 platform since 2014.
One of the most interesting features of the Troller TX4 is the paint scheme. The front end, side steps, and tailgate are available only in Navy Blue. However, the rest of the body is available in three different colors: Trancoso Brown, Maragogi Green, and Frosted Silver.
Powering the Troller TX4 is Ford’s long-running Duratorq 3.2-liter turbodiesel five-cylinder engine which produces 200 horsepower and 470 Nm of torque. This is the same engine available in the high-end variants of the older Ranger and Everest models sold locally. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission with a two-speed transfer case and four-wheel drive.
Despite its very retro look, the Troller comes with a host of features and amenities inside the cabin. Front and center is a 6.75-inch touchscreen infotainment with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s also a dual-zone air-conditioning and a button that operates the locking rear-differential.
The Troller TX4 Automatic starts at 167,530 Brazilian real (approx. Php 2,000,000). Not a bad price for an out of the box off-roader with 90s styling.